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Making Sense of Research and Data

Fall/Winter Issue of SEDL Letter Links Research and Practice


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Our newest issue of SEDL Letter is in! New challenges and opportunities in the area of research use have prompted us to explore how educators use research and evidence to inform their work. Articles include the following:

  • The Current State of Research Use in Education
  • Using Research to Prevent High School Dropouts in Texas
  • Ensuring Research Benefits People With Disabilities
  • Using Data to Guide Instruction and Improve Student Learning
  • Interview With Tracy Dell’Angela from the Institute of Education Sciences

View the issue.

Tips and Tools
Free Resources
The Stages of Concern Questionnaire
Understanding how stakeholders feel about a new program or practice can play a key role in its successful implementation. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ), part of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, offers a way for researchers, program evaluators, administrators, and change facilitators to assess teacher concerns about strategies, programs, or materials introduced in a school. Recently, SEDL has made the SoCQ available online, allowing change facilitators to customize the questionnaire with the name of the innovation, access data immediately, and sort data by subgroups.

Learn more.

  High-Quality Data Systems
There is a growing focus on establishing data systems, but educators still need to know how to use the information they collect. The most recent issue of the Southeast Comprehensive Center’s eBulletin discusses ways that educators can create and implement data systems.

Learn more.


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